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ANNUAL REPORT durham academy 2013-2014 annual report


FRONT COVER: Guest author Stephanie Green brought smiles and laughter when she spoke at a Preschool assembly. PHOTOS IN THE ANNUAL REPORT WERE TAKEN DURING THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR BY MELODY GUYTON BUTTS, NATHAN CLENDENIN, KATHY MCPHERSON AND GREG MURRAY.


Table of Con t en t s The Many Faces of Durham Academy • 2 Letter from the Head of School • 4 Hill-Kenan Society Recognizes Legacy of Giving • 5 The Founder’s Society • 6 Durham Academy Fund Enjoys Record-Breaking Year! • 7 2013-2014 Durham Academy Fund Gift Club Donors • 8 Grandparent and Former Grandparent Donors • 12 Alumni Giving by Class • 13 Parents of Alumni Donors and Friends of DA • 16 Current and Former Faculty, Staff Donors • 17 Gifts in Memory • 19 Gifts in Honor • 20 Durham Academy Endowment • 22 Durham Academy Restricted Gifts • 25 Parents Association Celebrates Year of ‘Fun’ Raising • 27 14th Annual DA Golf Tournament • 28

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A Day in the Year of Durham Academy

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Vocalists with In the Pocket, the Upper School’s jazz/rock group, entertain at the Culture and Community Festival. • Fourth-grade teacher Tom Barry leads a discussion about “camaraderie,” the word of the day. • Kindergartners concentrate on drawing their self-portraits. OPPOSITE PAGE, CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: Varsity lacrosse celebrates a victory. • Alumni from the classes of 2001, 2000 and 1998 and their families enjoy Homecoming 2013. • Fourth-grade science classes picked up litter from nearby Sandy Creek. • Creating pottery in Lower School art class. • Fourth-graders try their hands at making fried chicken.

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Letter from the Head of School A 2013-2014 Summary of Giving s I begin my first year as Durham

Academy’s head of school, I am humbled and proud to reflect on the 2012-2013

nearly $2.3 million in gifts and pledges

• • • •

to successfully complete The Evergreen

SUBTOTAL.................................................................... $2,137,680

Campaign. This includes over $1.5

• Parents Association Fund Raisers .................................. $193,821

million for our Upper School capital

TOTAL ..........................................................................$2,331,501

school year. It was an extraordinary year for our school as our community raised

Head of School Michael Ulku-Steiner

Audited report of cash gifts (not pledges) • July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014

projects and over $734,000 for the Annual Fund.

Annual Fund* ...............................................................$841,853 Capital ........................................................................$1,084,175 Restricted Gifts................................................................$46,369 Endowment Gifts .......................................................... $165,283

*includes late payments on pledges to 2012-2013 Annual Fund and pre-payments on pledges to 2014-2015 Annual Fund

I want to thank all who led, followed and joined The Evergreen Campaign. Together, we have transformed the Upper School campus and secured the future of DA for thousands of future students. With Kirby Gymnasium, our students now have facilities that provide wonderful spaces and opportunities for athletics,

Thank you to everyone who supported Durham Academy this year. Without you,

fitness and health. The Learning Commons provides us with a beautiful and

our donors and volunteers, we could not provide our students and teachers the

inviting hub for collaboration and community-building.

resources they need to do their best work and become their best selves. Every day that I am fortunate enough to serve as head of school, I’ll be inspired by your

Many people contributed to the success noted in this report. I would especially

generosity and, most importantly, by the children you have entrusted to us.

like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Sara and Dave Pottenger and Shelayne and Frank Sutton, co-chairs of The Evergreen Campaign, for their tireless

On behalf of our faculty, staff and students, I thank you for your support and

leadership of the campaign. Additionally, I want to thank the campaign steering

for all you do for Durham Academy. I look forward to working with you as we

committee and the hundreds of volunteers whose hard work contributed to the

continue to dream and work for an even brighter future.

success of the campaign. Finally, I would like to recognize the board of trustees for its commitment to the campaign, and particularly Board Chair David Beischer for leading humbly by example and with tireless work.

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Michael Ulku-Steiner, Head of School


Hill-Kenan Society Recognizes Legacy of Giving D Benefac tor s Supp or t er s urham Academy has a legacy of families who have been exceedingly generous to the school. Over the years these alumni, parents and friends have led the way as Durham Academy has added new buildings, updated facilities, grown the endowment to support faculty and financial aid and sustained a robust annual giving program.

In May 1996, the board of trustees approved the establishment of a recognition society to honor those who have so generously supported the school through their time, their vision and their resources. Membership is based on gifts (not pledges) to Durham Academy and The Hill Center prior to June 30, 2005. After that date, gifts are recognized solely to Durham Academy since The Hill Center established its own society to recognize its donors in October 2004. The Hill-Kenan Society, the school’s highest recognition society, is named for the school’s only lifetime trustees, George Watts Hill and Frank Hawkins Kenan, both now deceased, whose leadership, dedication and vision ensured Durham Academy’s strong tradition of academic excellence. Their enduring commitment is an inspiration and a challenge to all who benefit from their dreams and generosity.

$1 million and above

$50,000–$99,999

Fel lows

$500,000-$999,999

Sus tainer s $250,000–$499,999

Pat rons

$100,000–$249,999

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The Founder’s Society T Ways of Giving he Founder’s Society recognizes individuals who support Durham Academy through planned gifts such as life insurance, irrevocable trusts and bequests. Planned gifts greatly enhance the school’s endowment and assure a strong financial future for Durham Academy. We salute these members of The Founder’s Society who help to ensure educational excellence for generations to come.

Charitable Lead Trusts

Bequests Appreciated Securities Insurance Policies

*Deceased

Charitable Remainder Trusts

For More Information

TOP: Kindergartners Catherine Hall, Samantha Neppl and Shelby Little pose for a photo at the Culture and Community Festival. BOTTOM: John Strebel and Taylor Eppinger dissect a squid in third-grade science class.

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Durham Academy Fund Enjoys Record-Breaking Year! T Highl igh t s of t he 20 13 -20 14 2013-2014 Durham Academy Fund Summary hanks to the generosity of 1,092 donors, Durham Academy is proud to announce its most successful campaign ever with a record-breaking $860,037 raised. The Durham Academy Fund provides critical funding that supports every aspect of life at DA, from students and faculty to programming and facilities. Durham Academy is truly grateful to those donors who supported our school, its programs and outstanding faculty, as well as the dedicated volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure our success. Thank you!

Durham Ac ademy Fund

Total Raised: $860,037 • Total Donors: 1,092 • Average Gift: $788

Category

Donors

Participation*

% of $ Raised

Total w/Matching Gifts

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......................................................... 28 *Participation percentages are based on the number of constituents solicited.

Durham Ac ademy Fund Volun t eer s

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2013-2014 Durham Academy Fund Gift Club Donors Mil l ennium Club ($20,000 and above)

Cen t ury Club ($10,000 - $19,999)

C alver t Club ($2,500 - $4,999)

75 t h Anniver sary Club ($7,500 - $9,999)

Ac ademy Club ($5,000 - $7,499)

C aval ier Club ($1,000 - $1,749)

He adma s t er s Club ($1,750 - $2,499)

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Alumni Evergreen Club ($300 - $999)

Alumni Green & Whi t e Club ($100 - $299)

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Alumni Col l egiat e Club

(College Age Alumni Donors, Classes of 2010-2013, up to $99)

Curren t Paren t Donor s (Up to $999)

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Grandparent and Former Grandparent Donors

TOP: Ona Lukes was happy to have her granddad, Joseph Lukes, at school for the third-grade’s Grandparents and Special Friends Day. BOTTOM: Upper School students perform at the annual spring dance concert.

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Alumni Giving by Class Classes of 1951-1974

Class of 1978

Dollars Raised: $8,555

Dollars Raised: $2,825 Participation: 13%

Class of 1981

Dollars Raised: $12,725 Participation: 21%

Class of 1983 Dollars Raised: $700 Participation: 5%

Class of 1975 Dollars Raised: $475 Participation: 9%

Class of 1984 Dollars Raised: $9,500 Participation: 8%

Class of 1979 Class of 1976

Dollars Raised: $12,661 Participation: 12%

Dollars Raised: $450 Participation: 3%

Class of 1985 Class of 1982

Dollars Raised: $13,470 Participation: 14%

Dollars Raised: $10,155 Participation: 14%

Class of 1977 Dollars Raised: $1,885 Participation: 10%

Class of 1980 Dollars Raised: $3,375 Participation: 10%

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Class of 1986 Dollars Raised: $9,050 Participation: 17%

Class of 1989 Dollars Raised: $6,160 Participation: 19%

Class of 1991

Dollars Raised: $11,825 Participation: 8%

Class of 1992 Dollars Raised: $675 Participation: 5%

Dollars Raised: $2,875 Participation: 9%

Class of 1990 Dollars Raised: $1,095 Participation: 12%

Dollars Raised: $1,270 Participation: 13%

Class of 1996 Dollars Raised: $3,251 Participation: 10%

Class of 1999

Class of 1993 Dollars Raised: $925 Participation: 6%

Class of 1997 Dollars Raised: $5,355 Participation: 13%

Class of 1994 Class of 1988 Dollars Raised: $3,700 Participation: 9%

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Class of 1998

Dollars Raised: $5,425 Participation: 5%

Class of 1987 Dollars Raised: $5,025 Participation: 12%

Class of 1995

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Dollars Raised: $3,700 Participation: 12%

Class of 2000 Dollars Raised: $1,225 Participation: 12%


Class of 2001 Dollars Raised: $860 Participation: 10%

Class of 2004 Dollars Raised: $350 Participation: 6%

Class of 2005 Class of 2002

Dollars Raised: $225 Participation: 6%

Class of 2008 Dollars Raised: $350 Participation: 8%

Class of 2009 Dollars Raised: $185 Participation: 4%

Dollars Raised: $950 Participation: 12%

Class of 2006 Dollars Raised: $600 Participation: 8%

Class of 2010 Dollars Raised: $50 Participation: 1%

Class of 2011 Dollars Raised: $35 Participation: 3%

Class of 2003 Dollars Raised: $1,020 Participation: 16%

Class of 2007 Dollars Raised: $740 Participation: 12%

Class of 2012 Dollars Raised: $50 Participation: 1%

Class of 2013 Dollars Raised: $150 Participation: 1%

TOP: Alumni can appreciate the changes that came with Kirby Gymnasium, which opened in January 2013 and features greatly improved lighting. BOTTOM: Beth and Robert Hallyburton ’82 had children “graduating” from three school divisions: Spencer, left, from Upper School; Scott, from Middle School; and Julianna, from Lower School.

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Parents of Alumni Donors and Friends of DA

ABOVE: Cameron Eck ’14 competes for the Cavaliers in the high jump.

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LEFT: When the first grade celebrated the first Thanksgiving with a turkey and all the trimmings dinner, Kendall Turner chose to come as a Native American and Kate Ryan chose to come as a Pilgrim. RIGHT: Jack Linger admires the pyramid he created for a special project in his sixth grade history class.

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Gifts in Memory D onors to Durham Academy often support the school by making gifts in memory of a family member, classmate or special friend. The following donors made memorial gifts during the 20132014 school year. Gifts were made in memory of these individuals, followed by the name of the donor (italic type).

Josh Rosenbaum and Caitlin Archdeacon Durham Academy Parents Association

Gail Fowler

Greg and Debbie Murray Alan Goldstein and Cheryl Lantzy

David and Cynthia Hughey William and Janet Kaufmann Victor and Anne Moore Virginia Rouse Bill and Lucy Stokes The Herald-Sun Doug and Elizabeth Townsend

Panny Gregory Rhodes ’60 Bill and Bobbie Hardaker ’ Melody Clark Bill and Bobbie Hardaker Steve and Daniela Harrell Michael and Beril Ulku-Steiner

Bill and Bobbie Hardaker

Dennis Cullen and Sue Coonrad Cullen Cortland and Jean Coene Mark and Julie Williams Anna Tabor

Tim Johnston ’79 Jonathan and Chris Mark

Bill and Bobbie Hardaker

Pam and Bill Brenner ’77 Scott Harris Krueger ’77

Charlie and Patsy Surles

James and Anne McNamara

Tim and Bobbie Dahlgren Molly Kane Frommer ’01 Ken Goldner Conrad Hall ’89 and Virginia Reves Hall ’91 Edward Lahey John and Janet Long John and Lyn Streck Melody and Jeff Zentner

John Pharo and Susanne Dunn

Kate Land Picard ’62

Bill and Bobbie Hardaker

Marge Enberg

Randy and Becky Baker

James and Anne McNamara Holt and Trish Whiting

Bill and Bobbie Hardaker Mary Ruth Mellown Houston ’79 ’ Michael Burdick and Sarah Warner Burdick ’84 Bill and Bobbie Hardaker Ed and Judy Henegar Cathy Howe Sheafor ’84 Tim Filston

Ed Powell

Regina Hamm Jessica Streck Ortolano ’01 John and Lyn Streck Steve and Debbie Suggs

Toni Padgett and Kito Jones Padgett

Mary and Tom White ’63 Margaret Quiett Ann Barlow Howard and Penelope Broughton Denise and David Carr ’78 Shirley Few Sherry Bartholomew Holtzclaw ’78

TOP: Jillian Strebel and Nicole Romach expand their math skills by using an iPad app created by DA fourth-grade teachers Tom Barry and Chris Mason. BOTTOM: Middle Schoolers enjoy applause after performing in the annual “Solos and Duets” assembly featuring singers, dancers, musicians and more.

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Gifts in Honor O ften parents, alumni and other friends of the school will honor a family member, special teacher or friend by making a gift to Durham Academy. The following donors made honor gifts during the 2013-2014 school year. The names of those honored are followed by the donor’s name (italic type).

Anonymous Middle School Maintenance Team Terry Clapacs and Avesha Chaudhary Lisa Tulchin ’86 Ken and Barb Kanoy

Will Graham 89 Barbara LaDine 83 Michael Musante ’93 Frank and Sara Morgan Rick and Emily Dike Ben Edwards and Emily Oliver 80 Allison Kirkland ’01

Mike and Jenny Blazing Harold and Felicia Kadis Melody Clark Becca North 94 Cathy Howe Sheafor 84 Andrew Yarbrough ’02 John and Nancy Wilson

Ann Barlow Amy Knowles and Shea Craig Win Chesson ’02 Simon Curtis ’02

Lorena Ochoa Senora Carrow Mike and Jenny Blazing

Dan Dunlop and Scotti Harwood John and Diana Taylor

Will Graham 89 Raymond Guiteras 93

Bob and Caroline Dilweg

Kathy Cleaver

Michael Burdick and Sarah Warner Burdick ’84

Michele Gutierrez

David Hutchings ’05

Rocky and Michelle Rosen

Tanner Hock ’99

Kirsten and Jonathan Avery ’86

Terry Clapacs and Avesha Chaudhary Mark and Julie Williams

Jim and Roberta Meyer

Elizabeth Davis Wharton ’81

Frank and Pat Dominguez ’ Scott and Mia Doron

Paul Clayton and Alicia Nance Charlie Shi and Feng Li Ruth Bardon Doris Iarovici

Joshua Hertz ’00 ’

Gary Brichford Josh Hertz 00 Elise Olsen Tina Hutchings

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Bill and Gladys Edwards ’ Gary Hollingsworth and Charlotte Mason

Ann Bussel

Keith and Ruth Kooken

Doris Iarovici

John and Diana Taylor

Waldo and Candy Johnston

Raymond and Jody Zeillmann

Dr. Abigail T. Panter and Dr. George J. Huba

Nelson Bobb

Trevor and Gail Colvin

Janice and David Bochnovic

Michael Burdick and Sarah Warner Burdick ’84

Gib and Carrie Fitzpatrick

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Terry Clapacs and Avesha Chaudhary ’ Jerry and Sandy Parsons

Laura Gutter and Rodney Ward Carolyn Davidson

Julian and Becky Aldridge ’22 Marvin and Kathryn Schneider

Gary Brichford Dr. Abigail T. Panter and Dr. George J. Huba

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Dr. Abigail T. Panter and Dr. George J. Huba

Bailey Farrin Waldo and Candy Johnston

Steven and Laura Maier

Aneil and Karen Mishra

Robert Wilson and Barbara Luckey

Keith and Carolle Epstein

Dr. Abigail T. Panter and Dr. George J. Huba

’ Jim and Karen McClure

Jack Carlin

Toni Padgett and Kito Jones Padgett

Beth Cornwall Charlie Shi and Feng Li


’ Dr. Abigail T. Panter and Dr. George J. Huba

Michael Burdick and Sarah Warner Burdick ’84 ’

Christina Bronec ’06 John and Diana Taylor Robert Wilson and Barbara Luckey Gib and Carrie Fitzpatrick Hannah Jacobs ’07 Betsy Brown

Sarah Andrews Roehrich ’90 Arnold and Barbara Kaluzny Gib and Carrie Fitzpatrick

Ed and Betty Bannat Carolyn and John Ramsey ’ Todd and Kim Rogers ’ David Ravin ’89 and Mandy Turvey Ravin ’89 Marcelle Rockwell ’89 ’ Robert Roubey and Lisa Brachman

Jennifer Longee Jessica Streck Ortolano ’01

Tom and Tara Eppinger Mark and Karen Webbink Molly Williams Pugh ’94

Dan and D’Ann George ’ Milton and Marjorie Wollman

Dr. Abigail T. Panter and Dr. George J. Huba

Dr. Abigail T. Panter and Dr. George J. Huba

Kathy McCord Robert Wilson and Barbara Luckey Anthony Clay ’ Marvin Swartz and Gita Schonfeld

Mark and Kim Lawton Maggie McPherson Weir ’01 ’

Hillary Honeck

Ed Miller

Paul and Grace Molina Stacy Robinson ‘01

Henderson and Jane Rourk Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Thomas

Win Chesson ’02 Herb and Charlotte Saltzman

Robert and Nancy Edgar

Robert Wilson and Barbara Luckey

David Peters ’14

Doris Iarovici John and Diana Taylor

Jeff Parkin and Susie Hoercher ’

Betsy Brown ’

Dennis and Sue Cullen ’

Ann and Gary Parker

’ Bill and Sherry Townsend Christina Bronec ’06 Doug and Debbie Dibbert Zoe Ingalls Julian and Betty Upchurch Lee and Marianne Hark

Eric Smith Will Graham ’89 Randy and Becky Baker ’25 Byron and Carol Perry

’ John Wood and Anne Montgomery Wood ’65 Terry and Jill Stafford

Randy and Becky Baker Rajeev Dharmapurikar and Sangeeta Joshi Bruce and Lloydette Hoof Eugene Vann ’91 and Kris Vann

ABOVE: Sam Duty, left foreground, and Sam Higgins, right, were among the seventh graders who volunteered at the Durham branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina on a Middle School community service day.

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Durham Academy Endowment T Description of Funds hroughout Durham Academy’s history, alumni, parents and friends have established named endowment funds to provide lasting support for scholarships, faculty development and academics. It is the Durham Academy Board of Trustees’ policy that unrestricted, named endowment funds may be established with a gift of $25,000 or more and restricted, named endowment funds may be established with a gift of $100,000 or more.

The Durham Academy endowment portfolio is managed by Eton Advisors under the direction of the finance committee of the board of trustees. Eton also monitors the quasi-endowment portfolio managed by SunTrust Bank. Between two and four-and-one-half percent of the previous 12 quarter rolling average of the endowment fund is spent each year in support of the operating fund. The spending rate is determined by calculating the real dollar return of the portfolio less inflation.

Sarah Graham Kenan Endowment Fund

George Watts Hill Foundation

Durham Academy Endowment Funds 2013-2014 Audited Figures at June 30, 2014

Kurt F. Meyer ’77 Senior Athlete Memorial Fund and Award

TOTAL Durham Academy Endowment ............................ $11,716,186

Angela Elaine Appel Visual Art Memorial Fund and Award

The Flagler Endowment Fund

Ann McCulloch Hill Middle School Library Fund

Financial Aid Academy Nights Financial Aid Endowment Fund Elizabeth Adams Old Senior Award T. Douglass Jones, Jr. Endowment Fund

Frank Hawkins Kenan Medal Durham Academy’s endowment, like endowments at most independent schools, is a collection of various restricted and unrestricted endowment and scholarship funds. As an aggregate, this fund generates annual income for DA that flows into the operation of the school and primarily supports faculty development, financial aid and facility maintenance.

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George W. Brumley, IV Memorial Scholarship Fund and Jordan McNeill Brumley Memorial Scholarship Fund Parents Association Endowment Fund

Ginny Buckner Memorial Fund and Award


James Anderson Cole, III Memorial Fund and Award

Edward E. Ford Foundation Upper School Scholarship Fund

Class of 1998 James W. Leonardi Memorial Scholarship Fund Heritage Scholarship

Scott Jameson Filston Memorial Fund and Award Edward E. Ford Foundation Minority Scholarship Fund Edward R. Costello Financial Aid Endowment Fund Amelia Matthews Endowment Fund Vasanthi Immanuel Memorial Scholarship Fund Thomas Land Fowler Memorial Fund DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Scholarship Endowment The Jeffs Family Scholarship Fund

The McWilliams Scholarship GlaxoSmithKline Scholars Program Joseph C. Farmer, III Memorial Fund and Award

Ruth Fox Johnston and Robert D. Johnston Scholarship Fund

Susan Craig Fitzpatrick Memorial Scholarship Fund

Elizabeth Gotham Scholarship Fund continued

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Mary and Don North Endowment Fund

Dr. James Palmer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Lori Sartain Memorial Scholarship Fund

Sheppy Vann Preschool Scholarship Fund

Nancy Alyea Schiebel and Elizabeth D. Schiebel Scholarship Fund Phay Fund

Faculty Development

Brenda B. Brodie Endowment Fund

Hershey Distinguished Faculty Award

Judith Vivien Joklik Endowment Fund

ABOVE: Food trucks and an array of games, crafts, face-painting and more drew a large crowd of parents and students to Parents Association’s 2013 All-School Picnic.

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Durham Academy Restricted Gifts Baseball

Financial Aid Program

Boys Basketball

McWilliams Scholarship Fund

James Anderson Cole, III Memorial Fund Edward R. Costello Financial Aid Endowment Fund

Mary and Don North Endowment Fund

Debate

Susan Craig Fitzpatrick Memorial Scholarship Fund

Joseph C. Farmer, III Memorial Fund

Foreign Language Department Head of School’s Discretionary Fund History Department Library

Scott Jameson Filston Memorial Fund

Amelia Matthews Endowment Fund

Lower School Garden

Science Olympiad James Palmer Memorial Scholarship Fund Parents Association Endowment Fund Upper School Drama Department

World View Faculty Professional Development Program

Sheppy Vann Preschool Scholarship Fund

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he Durham Academy Preschool is a joyful place, full of happy children who are excited about school, and no one rejoices in that more than Sheppy Vann, DA kindergarten teacher from 1984 to 2014 and director of the Preschool from 1990 to 2014. Sheppy Vann retired at the end of the 20132014 school year, and to honor her legacy, DA established a need-based scholarship fund to help make the Preschool accessible to a wider range of students. As of June 2014, the fund had raised more than $200,000.

Upper School Music Department Gail Walker Memorial Fund continued

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Joia Freeman ’14 and Sheppy Vann share a moment as Joia announces that the Upper School Diversity Club is making a donation to the Sheppy Vann Preschool Scholarship Fund. Freeman recalled her year in Vann’s kindergarten class, and said that strong connection carried through her next 12 years at DA. Ellie Galvez, Edward Lim and Lauren Lindberg helped build a treehouse in the library, a project that involved very Lower School student. Kindergartners Lucy Lundblad, Shea Thornburg and Shriya Dharmapurikar, giggle during a performance of their class play about Peter Rabbit and Mr. McGregor’s garden.

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Parents Association Celebrates Year of ‘Fun’ Raising 2013-2014 Parents Association Fundraisers Lara Hanson, Chair

Kim Leversedge, Jane Waters, Co-Chairs

Ann Leininger, Chair

Jeanna List, Karen Rabenau, Co-Chairs

Lisa D’Amico, Hannah Hannan, Joanie Preyer, Co-Chairs

.......... Kaija Beard, Ginny Fogg, Morgan Moylan, Co-Chairs

2013-2014 Parents Association Officers

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Fund-A-Need

President President-Elect Secretary Treasurer

n outstanding year of fund raising by hardworking and dedicated volunteers allowed Parents Association to support a host of exciting projects for the 2013-2014 school year. From the faculty wish list to visiting artists and wellness programs, Parents Association funding provides vital support to the life of our school. Revenue from Parents Association has provided the means for significant leadership gifts to school capital campaigns over the years. With total giving of $500,000, Parents Association was among the top leadership donors to the recent Evergreen Campaign, which supported the new Upper School Learning Commons and Kirby Gymnasium.

$10,000 $2,500

$350 $250 Other Gifts

$1,000

$200 $100 $500

Additional 2013-2014 donations include: $20,000 $10,000

TOTAL.................. $193,821 $5,000 $1,000

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14th Annual DA Golf Tournament A $1,000 - $3,500 $300 - $499 fter four consecutive days of flash floods warnings and tornado watches, Durham Academy lucked out with picture postcard weather on May 1. There was a great turnout, with 52 players, including seven alumni and one head of school who somehow managed not to injure anyone with hooking drives. This year’s event raised more than $23,000 for the Durham Academy Fund, the school’s top fundraising priority. We are grateful to the DA families and friends who supported the tournament through tee sponsorships, faculty sponsorships, player fees, mulligan purchases and donations.

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$500 - $999

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Other Gifts


2014-2015 Board of Trustees

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urham Academy’s Board of Trustees serve as stewards of the school who hold in trust its mission and reputation. As such, trustees accept the obligation to not only preserve but also to advance the institution. Their work begins with the fiduciary expectations of duty (due diligence on financials), care (executing decisions by prudent standards) and obedience (to laws and bylaws). Beyond these duties, trustees focus on policies and strategies that are future-focused, working in partnership with the head of school who oversees daily operations. The board utilizes its committees to study and assess the needs, activities and performance of the school and to make recommendations when planning, developing and establishing policy.

2014-2015 Development Office Staff Anne Murray Lloyd ’82, Chair Brendan Moylan ’85, Vice Chair Wendy Brooks, Secretary Dave King, Treasurer Lee Baker Stephen Bayer David Beischer ’85 Karen Berman Kanika Capel Steve Eason Lisa Ferrari, Parents Assocation President Isaac Green Seth Jernigan ’96, Alumni Board President Dana Lange Steve Lerner Frank Morgan Luis Pastor Tom Pfeil Valerie Quiett Karen Rabenau Jamie Krzyzewski Spatola ’00 Shelayne Sutton Janis Bergman Tillman ’84 Neal Triplett Michael Ulku-Steiner, Head of School Bennet Waters Lauren Whitehurst Charlie Wilson ’89

Leslie Holdsworth Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Chris Mark Associate Director of Development Tim McKenna Associate Director of Alumni Affairs Sarah Graham Motsinger ’00 Assistant Director of Development Willetha Barnette Gifts Administrator Danielle Kopin Stewardship Coordinator Carolle Epstein Administrative Assistant

THE ANNUAL REPORT INCLUDES ALL DONATIONS RECEIVED BY DURHAM ACADEMY BETWEEN JULY 1, 2013, AND JUNE 30, 2014. EVERY ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO ENSURE ACCURACY IN THIS PUBLICATION. HOWEVER, ERRORS DO OCCUR AND WE WISH TO APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THEY MAY CAUSE. PLEASE CONTACT THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AT 919-493-7363 FOR ANY CORRECTIONS. A COMPLETE FINANCIAL REPORT WAS PREPARED BY THOMAS, JUDY & TUCKER, P.A. AND IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.


A SWEET TREAT ON A SUNNY AFTERNOON

Brothers Maxwell and Jackson Niedel enjoy cups of shaved ice at the 2013 All-School Picnic, a fun-filled event that drew several hundred students and their families.

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